You will prepare and submit a term paper on Health Inequalities. Your paper should be a minimum of 4000 words in length. This paper proposes to discuss the expected changes in the role of the environmental health practitioner in the future, the new emphasis on health inequalities, the requirement of a social model of health, how health inequalities are being addressed, the importance of health promotion through the emergence of the new public health, the methods and approaches of environmental health and public health based on the policy context of Community Regeneration, Neighbourhood Renewal, Local Strategic Partnerships, and other approaches. Further, Community Development, empowerment, participation, and other methods will be analyzed, as well as potential problems in relation to the developing role of the environmental health practitioner (EHP), which will be identified. Raising social capital, networking, and partnerships as essential strategies will be discussed. Lastly, the methods by which the EHP can conduct a Health Needs Assessment for achieving the goals of the new public health agenda will be determined.The major determinants of health are social class, income, housing, employment, gender, the health of ethnic minorities, place of residence, social cohesion, or exclusion (Naidoo & Wills, 2000: 27-50). Public health has a long history of working on the wider determinants of health to improve health and reduce health inequalities. In the nineteenth century, the focus was on improving sanitation and on communicable disease control. After a long period of decline in public health and practitioners functions, public health has been reinforced with new life in current times. This is due to government policy initiatives on health inequalities and refocusing on the role and functions of public health in a .modern context (Watkins et al, 2003: 40).